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Document ID (ISN)64676
CIS number 95-1157
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Widerszal-Bazyl M., Żołnierczyk D.
Title Dimensions of job control in computerized and traditional work and its health effects
Bibliographic information 1995, Vol.1, No.1, p.29-41. 25 ref.
Abstract A questionnaire survey of VDU and non-VDU users was conducted to investigate the relationship between computerization and both global job control and control related to specific tasks. Results showed no clear relationship between job control and computerization of work; latitude of control depended on the task performed and the aspect of control under consideration. There were significant relationships between global control and psychological stress symptoms (job satisfaction, moods) and somatic complaints; other aspects of control were correlated with stress symptoms in a variety of ways. It is recommended that the concept of global control should be avoided, and where possible, specific indexes of control should be applied.
Descriptors (primary) neuropsychic stress; work organization; data processing; visual display terminals; office work; mechanization
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey; human behaviour
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Mental stress and burnout